Parked in a Walmart parking lot in South Garland county, near Hot Springs Arkansas, we sit in our van listening to the radio’s never ending tornado warnings and severe thunderstorms for our area. We were in total darkness when the power went out. It’s scary, the wind and rain keep shaking and pounding our van-Chris is shielding his eyes and holding a towel up to the passenger window-it seems like it’s going to shatter any moment. Being in a van, knowing there are tornados all around us, is a very helpless feeling, and the night just goes on and on. Getting caught in all these storms is making us really miss Arizona, where we don’t have to worry about things like tornados, hurricanes or earthquakes. Sure there’s an occassional monsoon, but as long as you don’t have to drive in it, that’s kind of cool.
Normally, I love storms, just not when we’re confined to a vehicle with all our worldly possessions and two cats with flooded roadways and a feeling like there is no escape.